IT WILL be back on screens but an isiXhosa film Inceba (The Wound) has ruffled the feathers, both locally and internationally.
It was withdrawn due to its sensitivity and alleged pornographic scenes according to Contralesa in Gauteng.
On Tuesday, the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria, ordered it could be screened on Friday March 9, stated Judge Neil Tuchten, pending a review application on March 28.
The movie can now be screened under and 18SNL age restriction, overturning the Film and Publication Board’s rating of 16LS – which essentially classified the film as hard core pornography.
In its papers, the FPB, represented by Motsoeneng Bill Attorneys, argued that it stood by its original classification of 16LS and therefore supported the application.
Producer Cait Pansegrouw said: “I am hopeful that the capitulation of the Tribunal, Contralesa Gauteng and the Man and Boy Foundation to remove the X rating, will assist in ensuring that the violent acts performed in opposition to the film are brought to an end, and that members of the public who wish to exercise their right to engage with Inxeba are no longer prohibited from doing so.”
It is said controversy, blood and sex do sell or kanjani?
Meanwhile, tonight will see the much awaited premiere of Five Finger for Marseilles at Market Theatre.
Twenty years after fleeing from the brutal police aggression in colonial Marseilles, a member of the Five Fingers returns seeking peace, but with the town under new threat, he must reluctantly fight to free it.
It is set near the colonial town of Marseilles in the rugged Eastern Cape, South Africa, were a group of rebellious friends dubbed the Five Fingers use well-placed eggs and slingshots to drive off the oppressive police force.
It stars top acts from Vuyo Dambula, Warren Masemola, Kenneth Nkosi, Jerry Mofokeng and others.